SAB Youth Diversion Programme

2013-07-08 15:14
AB League Youth Diversion Programme (File)
Cape Town - The SAB League’s Youth Diversion Programme will be driving positive social change by empowering football players from all nine provinces with important life skills, at workshops held on Sunday and Monday at Stellenbosch High School.

SAB has partnered with Footballers4Life, to offer SAB League (SAFA’s third division football league) players life skills training prior to the SAB League National championships taking place in early July, this year.

Footballers4Life use ex-professional football players as wellness coaches to facilitate Life Skills training across the country in schools and in the workplace, among others.

These include Silver Shabalala (Amazulu, Cosmos, Black Leopards), Collen Tlemo (Cosmos, Portadown), Charles Motlohi (Bloemfontein Celtic, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bafana Bafana) and Enrico Bhana (Thembisa Classics, Dangerous Darkies, Wits).

They will help to refocus, educate and empower football players. Some of the areas they deal with are:

• Helping footballers fulfil their sporting potential
• Education in life skills
• Players manage a well-balanced and empowered life
• Players identify and refrain from dangerous and risky behaviour and excesses
• Players become powerful influences, positive role models and agents of change in communities

SAB League players will, among others be trained in:

• Computer skills
• Handling of finances
• The dangers of drugs and irresponsible drinking behaviour
• HIV and Aids
• Career development
• Community mobilisation
• What is means to be a man
• Team building (on and off the pitch)

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